The Minnesota Timberwolves made Kevin Martin available in trade talks. The Wolves are planning to give Zach LaVine and Andrew Wiggins more minutes as shooting guard.
Kevin Martin has posted 12.7 points in 26 minutes per game this season. The Wolves have already negotiated with two teams regarding Martin trade.
The Sacramento Kings are moving Caron Butler, and they are interested in bringing a familiar face. And the Kings are interested in Kevin Martin.
Martin has a $7 million deal with the Wolves for this season and the next season. But does trading for Martin make any sense for the Kings?
When a much junior guy Marco Belinelli is capable of producing more stuff for them. Moreover Martin is a good scorer, and scoring hasn’t been a big problem for the Kings this season. They need a a quality passer, which Belinelli can provide.
The Wolves have Kevin Garnett, Teyshaun Prince and Andre Miller in their ranks. So, they don’t require veteran leadership anymore. From their perspective, shopping Kevin Martin is a right step. Martin’s contract has an early opt-out and he can become a free agent this summer.